Request for variant subtag fr 16th-c 17th-c RESUBMISSION

Doug Ewell dewell at
Sat Jan 27 07:02:41 CET 2007

CE Whitehead <cewcathar at hotmail dot com> wrote:

>> But you cannot say that the language is both Middle French *and* 
>> Modern French at once.
> Yes, so what prefix do you suggest?

Stay tuned...

> But I do think there are perhaps enough differences between the late 
> 16th c French and the 17th century French to use:
> frm as the prefix for the subtag for the 16th century variant 
> (1606Nict)
> fr as the prefix for the subtag for the 17th century variant 
> (1694acad)

There you go.

> Perhaps it might read:
> Late middle French (16th century)

> Now it is:
> Early modern French (17th century).

Those are great.  Thank you.

Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14

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